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Wal_Mart runs Mandatory Pro Union meetings


Last week Wal-Mart started coming to the rescue of employees that are about to be taken advantage of by the possible passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Why is Wally World afraid of the E.F.C.A.?

They say they aren’t scared but are only concerned for their employees.

The Wall Street Journal says that the corporate giant “is mobilizing its store managers and department supervisors around the country to warn that if Democrats win power………they’ll likely change federal law to make it easier for workers to unionize”.

The helpful information given to employees hints that if they join a Union they will have to pay huge dues and get NOTHING in return. They also warn that there could be fewer jobs as wages rise. Does this mean that maybe one member of the family might have a 40 week instead of husband and wife sharing twenty five hours each on different shifts? Maybe the employee would get some overtime? Maybe they could earn enough to get healthcare through the employer instead of being forced onto the taxpayer supported health care.

I know if I worked for Wally I would certainly believe what they told me. I would not let any Union thug threaten me with a living wage and benefits.

Wal-Mart says they are not telling employees how to vote, but they are certainly not inviting in any Union organizers to give a “fair and balanced” outlook.

Wal-Mart says that voting Democrat will be opening the door to Unionization. Thank you Wal-Mart!

Please go ahead Wal-Mart! Please let ALL your employees know that a vote for a Democrat means that they will have a chance to be respected for their work and earn a living wage. I can see the balancing act now as employees ask themselves to choose between a raise and benefits opposed to John (Bush third term) McCain.

While wearing five hundred dollar imported shoes McCain goes on to tell laid off and underpaid workers that he understands them. Couldn’t John have bought a $450.00 pair of American shoes and let a few dollars stay home?

The E.F.C.A. passed the house last year, but was stopped by Republicans in the senate. George Bush said he would veto the bill if it came to his desk. If a Democrat wins the Presidential election in 2008 the bill will return almost immediately and will be signed as promised by Barack Obama.

John McCain has hitched his wagon to Wal-Mart and opposes the E.F.C.A. and has voted against it previously.

Five Hundred dollar imported shoes, hates Unions. I think I see a pattern that goes along with McCains votes against increasing veterans benefits.

What makes this move by Wally world so amusing is that Union supporters and opponents both say the E.F.C.A. will make getting support for Unions more quickly and easily. Do these big companies think they are going to get a lot of support from a workforce that gets the bottom seat to a two story outhouse?

A recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board finding Wal-Mart guilty of illegally firing a union supporter, bribing employees, and refusing to protect union supporters from the harassment of their anti-union coworkers, in an effort to prevent workers from forming a union at its Kingman, AZ, store shows how badly we need a change. This ruling seems great until you find out it comes eight years after the illegal actions. Wal-Mart is only liable for a few dollars in back pay, no penalties.

They fired people, busted the Union and got away with it for eight years with no penalty…

Most big Employers see the E.F.C.A. as The major threat to continued profit margins higher than any since the great depression. Wal-Mart’s motto is “Too much is not enough” .Unions see E.F.C.A.act as a way to grow Union membership. I just hope companies including Wal-Mart keep telling their employees what terrible things will happen if they vote Democrat.

In Maine big money has run a series of ads portraying Union members as mob types and a threat. I want them to plow their own roads during a Maine winter or try to live on a Wal-Mart employees salary while raising a family.

Much of the out of state money going to Susan Collins campaign is coming from the same groups. These groups don’t care about you, your kids, or a Maine winter. They only care about earning millions while continuing to pay a lower tax rate than a shelf stocker. .

The E.F.C.A. will also destroy one of Wally worlds biggest weapons.. The threat to close a store. They can afford to shutter the doors in one or two stores or even more if they are spread around But just picture how much sympathy they would get from Sears or K-Mart if they closed all the stores in Bangor or Augusta. Both stores would probably invite the closest Union organizer to a meeting and happily sweep up all the business.

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August 4th, 2008 Posted by narsbars | Uncategorized | one comment

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  1. Hey, Tom…this is great! Send it to BDN and the KJ and Sentinel. Of course, seeings how Senator Cohen and some other Republicans have purchased those papers, it probably won’t see the light of day! NW

    Comment by Anonymous | August 5, 2008

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